Pinched Nerve Treatment Brisbane
Pinched nerves are very painful and are evident through a number of symptoms. There are a number of home remedies that can help to relieve the pain associated with nerve pain. However, chiropractic care can also be used as a way to treat a pinched nerve. Using gentle adjustments, chiropractic helps accelerate the bodies healing process and allows you to recover naturally. Dr Miki Humphrey is a female chiropractor in Brisbane who provides gentle and holistic pinched nerve treatment Brisbane.
What Causes a Pinched Nerve?
A pinched nerve, or a compressed nerve, is caused when there is too much pressure applied to the nerve. This pressure may be caused by surrounding tissues, including bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. The increased pressure on the nerve disrupts the nerve’s function, which causes pain in the area.
A pinched nerve can occur in a number of places in the body. It can happen anywhere along the spine, including in the neck, the thoracic spine or the lumbar spine. It can occur in any joint in the body including the hand, elbow and wrist. Wrist nerve compression is often referred to as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Pinched Nerve Symptoms
A pinched nerve has many symptoms. Whether it’s caused by nerve irritation, pressure from inflammation or misaligned vertebrae, it’s definitely an uncomfortable feeling. The signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve include:
- Sharp, burning or aching pain
- Tingling or numbness
- Muscle weakness
- Pins and needles
- Radiating pain, such as sciatica
Pinched Nerve Treatment Brisbane
There are some at-home remedies that can help to relieve pinched nerve pain. These include getting more sleep, correcting your posture, stretching and taking pain-relieving medications such as ibuprofen.
It’s also important to get some movement in your body and joints to relieve pain from the area. If your pinched nerve is in your neck, you may try gently stretching the neck. If it’s your lower back causing you pain, walking may help to relieve the pain. You can also try laying flat and pulling your knees toward your chest to stretch the back.
Chiropractic for a Pinched Nerve
If pain persists and is affecting your quality of life, chiropractic care can be an effective way to treat a pinched nerve. The goal of chiropractic care is to relieve the pressure from the joints to restore mobility to the associated muscles, joints and nerves.
Dr Miki will first examine your pain to determine where the problem lies and what the underlying issue is. Then, she’ll perform adjustments with just the right amount of pressure to assist you with healing. A spinal adjustment may be performed to help relieve nerve pressure and put balance back into the body. This may be done in combination with other methods including heat/cold therapy, stretching and even recommending exercises to help heal the body.
Dr Miki is knowledgeable, experienced and gentle. She commonly treats pinched nerves in her Brisbane CBD clinic and provides gentle pinched nerve treatment in Brisbane.
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